Government Oversight

Special counsel's Trump campaign probe includes Manafort case
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The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated […]

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Putin insists Russian government not involved in U.S. election hacking
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the Russian government was not involved in hacking the U.S. presidential election, but that individual Russian hackers who are “patriotically minded” may have acted. Jeff Pegues reports.

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Watch: Australian model and professional surfer experiences shooting a rifle in Texas
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Australian model and professional surfer Ellie-Jean Coffey made a trip to Texas on Tuesday and decided to spend some time on the gun range with a semi-automatic rifle. Coffey posted a slow motion video from the event to her Instagram account with the caption, “We’re not in Australia anymore, Toto.” In the video, the 22-year-old Coffey […]

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Report: Flynn's firm hired to work on Turkish documentary
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Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn’s consulting firm reportedly worked for a Turkish businessman on a documentary film about Fethullah Gulen, the man the Turkish government blames for the July 2016 coup. Dion Nissenbaum from The Wall Street Journal reports this new revelation could pose new problems for Flynn in regards to the Russia investigation.

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Doubts Cloud Fed's Rate Increase Plans Beyond June
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Federal Reserve officials are set to raise rates at their meeting in two weeks but could defer the following expected rate move in September if Congress roils markets by delaying action on raising the federal government’s debt ceiling.

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Judge Jeanine Pirro: ‘There is a traitor inside the people’s house’ who must be ‘taken out’
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Judge Jeannine Pirro outlined Sunday the successes of President Trump’s foreign trip to the Middle East and Europe before saying that he has one central problem he needs to focus on domestically. “But the president in coming home has one huge problem and it’s not Russia,” Pirro said on her Fox News weekend show, “it’s […]

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GOP Bid to Rewrite Tax Code Stalls Over How to Offset Cuts
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Republicans started 2017 with high tax-policy ambitions, seeing an opportunity to use unified control of government to achieve a long-running party goal. But GOP lawmakers’ boldest ideas for changing the nation’s tax code are either dead or on political life support.

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